Political Misinformation

  title={Political Misinformation},
  author={Jennifer Jerit and Yangzi Zhao},
Misinformation occurs when people hold incorrect factual beliefs and do so confidently. The problem plagues political systems and is exceedingly difficult to correct. In this review, we assess the empirical literature on political misinformation in the United States and consider what scholars have learned since the publication of that early study. We conclude that research on this topic has developed unevenly. Over time, scholars have elaborated on the psychological origins of political… Expand
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